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EAC Network Awarded $50,000 Grant

Pictured (l-r); Lance Elder, President & CEO, EAC Network; Dale Cole, Community Affairs Project Manager, Newsday; Beth Seidman, Senior Director of Development, EAC Network; Paul Fleishman, VP Public Affairs, Newsday
Pictured (l-r); Lance Elder, President & CEO, EAC Network; Dale Cole, Community Affairs Project Manager, Newsday; Beth Seidman, Senior Director of Development, EAC Network; Paul Fleishman, VP Public Affairs, Newsday

EAC Network received a very charitable $50,000 grant through Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund that will support the agency’s Long Island Parenting Institute (LIPI).

LIPI provides a strong foundation for parents by encouraging them to redefine and strengthen their relationships with their children. This grant will allow the program to reach and strengthen even more families. Offering classes for parents to learn effective parenting skills, such as positive discipline, conflict resolution, and effective communication, the program will help to facilitate healthy, emotional attachments between parent and child. “In an ever-changing world, parenting education is essential in enhancing outcomes for children. The positive parenting skills gained through LIPI classes have a significant impact on children and helps to provide them with a future filled with opportunities to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community,” stated Kathryn Cannino, Program Director for LIPI. Last year, LIPI served 633 parents (of 1,246 children).

Newsday Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, is committed to helping those less fortunate in our community improve their lives and become self-sufficient. With the generous support of donors and matching funds provided by the McCormick Foundation, grants are made to qualified nonprofit organizations with programs that concentrate on child abuse prevention and treatment, child and youth education, housing, and hunger.

About EAC Network
EAC Network provides a broad array of educational, vocational, counseling, and criminal justice services. The organization’s 70 programs protect children, create opportunities for seniors, promote healthy families and communities, empower people through employment and education, and provide alternatives for people with substance abuse and mental health needs. For more information about EAC Network, please call 516.539.0150 or visit www.eac-network.org.

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